Yesterday I went to the incredible (as usually mind-blowing) opening of the new Madame Zingara store on 114 Kloof Street in Cape Town. What you can get there? Everything (masks, toys, candy…). Check it out.
pix by Madame Zingara PR&Marketing & press release…
August 2011 – Madame Zingara always does everything with a dash of panache, but she’s excelled herself with a new venture on Kloof Street, Cape Town. The company’s first retail store, This is not a post office, is the ultimate one-stop party shop. This unique store is best described as stepping through Alice’s looking glass into a wild and very wacky Aladdin’s Cave filled with everything from rubber chickens to sunglasses, wigs, costumes, jewelry and even fluffy handcuffs.
Madame Zingara has given her own twist to a dynamic experiential retail space which includes live art installations. “Creativity is at the heart of everything we do at Madame Zingara” says founder and managing director Richard Griffin “We wanted to create a space where people can have fun, where the unimaginable becomes a reality.”
From the moment you enter through the door you experience sensory overload. As Griffin points out, you will find your ordinary party shop in any suburb, but hardly one that has mini disco balls and rubber ducks hanging on the roof or giant lollipops and blow up sheep scattered around the room.
This not a post office also has a creative team that is ready to take a party or corporate event from ho-hum to sublime. “Our team will assist with everything needed for a celebration, from décor and props to exciting goodie bags and performers or characters that are guaranteed to inject fire into any gathering – no matter how big or small,” adds Griffin.
This is not a post office is open every Monday – Saturday from 9am to 6pm but don’t expect Postman Pat to greet you at the door.
(Pix were taken at the opening with my iphone, terrible but still… to get a little bit of a feel ;)